Digital Humanities MA - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Part time 12 Month(s)

Course Overview

Developments in the use of digital technologies are transforming the ways we live and work. In recent years, information technology has come to be dominated by digital texts, images, and maps rather than quantitative sources. Humanities students are ideally placed to make use of these important and exciting sources in academic research and in the wider world of employment – yet few humanities degrees provide students with these skills. Driven by a dual focus on digital approaches and more traditional humanities courses, this MA addresses this skills shortage while assuming no particular expertise in computing.

Whether you want to continue in academia with the skills to drive pioneering work in your subject, or want to develop a career in any field that combines cutting-edge IT skills with the traditional strengths of a humanities graduate, this fascinating new MA will transform your understanding of how digital technologies can be used.

Led by world-experts in the field, you will engage with cutting-edge research in Digital Humanities and will develop a valuable set of transferable skills, while benefiting from a strong interdisciplinary approach.

You will take the core modules: ‘Using Digital Texts as Historical Sources’ and ‘Spatial technologies for Historical Analysis', which introduce you to the core skills required of a digital humanist, as well as ‘Researching and Writing History’, which will prepare you for your dissertation, and the dissertation module, through which you develop your own original research.

You will also be able to choose two further modules. These include modules from the History Department's Masters programme and those run in other departments, such as English Literature and Creative Writing, and Linguistics and English Language. If you are seeking to gain hands-on experience in the heritage sector, one of your choices might be our Heritage Placement module, or if you wish to pursue a further topic through independent research then you could choose a Project module.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Developments in the use of digital technologies are transforming the ways we live and work. In recent years, information technology has come to be dominated by digital texts, images, and maps rather than quantitative sources. Humanities students are ideally placed to make use of these important and exciting sources in academic research and in the wider world of employment – yet few humanities degrees provide students with these skills. Driven by a dual focus on digital approaches and more traditional humanities courses, this MA addresses this skills shortage while assuming no particular expertise in computing.

    Whether you want to continue in academia with the skills to drive pioneering work in your subject, or want to develop a career in any field that combines cutting-edge IT skills with the traditional strengths of a humanities graduate, this fascinating new MA will transform your understanding of how digital technologies can be used.

    Led by world-experts in the field, you will engage with cutting-edge research in Digital Humanities and will develop a valuable set of transferable skills, while benefiting from a strong interdisciplinary approach.

    You will take the core modules: ‘Using Digital Texts as Historical Sources’ and ‘Spatial technologies for Historical Analysis', which introduce you to the core skills required of a digital humanist, as well as ‘Researching and Writing History’, which will prepare you for your dissertation, and the dissertation module, through which you develop your own original research.

    You will also be able to choose two further modules. These include modules from the History Department's Masters programme and those run in other departments, such as English Literature and Creative Writing, and Linguistics and English Language. If you are seeking to gain hands-on experience in the heritage sector, one of your choices might be our Heritage Placement module, or if you wish to pursue a further topic through independent research then you could choose a Project module.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in History or a related discipline.

    If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: International Qualifications

    Students who have completed a combined major or a degree in other disciplines, such as Politics, English, Cultural Studies or Linguistics, are welcome to apply

    English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5 

    We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements

    If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes

    Pre-sessional English language programmes available: 

    4 Week Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5

    10 Week Overall score of at least 5.5, with no individual element below 5.0

    Longer pre-sessional programmes are available, please contact the Admissions Office for further information

     

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on Fees and Funding; Faculty Scholarships and Funding; History Fees and Funding

      Further information: For more information about the department please visit our webpage www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/history
  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

     Full Time Part Time 
    UK/EU £8,500  £4,250
    Overseas £17,500  £8,750

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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